York Elderberry
York Elderberry

York Elderberry

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Species: Sambucus canadensis

History: York was developed at the New York Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York in 1964. It is a cross between the varieties Adams 2 and Ezyoff.

Why We Grow It: York is known for producing exceptionally large berries that are quite flavourful. This variety is also quite productive, a good choice for fans of these delightful dark purple berries!

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 4

Soil Preference: Prefers loam but adaptable to different soil types

Growth Habits: Shrub grows up to 2m tall, vigorous with an upright growth habit

Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade (approx. 6-10 hours of sun daily)

Pollination: Partially self-pollinating, will produce some fruit on its own but will produce more and better fruit with another elderberry variety planted nearby

Bloom Colour: White

Ripens: Late August

Storage: Keeps about a week in the fridge

Recommended Use: Fresh eating, juice, wine, preserves, baking

Height Above Soil Line: 

  • 1 year plug 
  • 2 year bareroot plant - 35cm+
Quantity must be 1 or more

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